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From Punky to folky to sultry and more

'Twas a ball-breaking task trying to include all of the quality local music Rhody-based artists cranked out over the past 12 months.
Hear, here
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 21, 2012

The Met turns 2

Last call for a "World Music Party" at Fête (401.383.1112) on THURSDAY (the 6th) led by Boston's KLEZWOODS (CD release), THE SOMERVILLE SYMPHONY ORKESTAR , and more.
Plus, Punks for a Princess
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 07, 2012

Friday the 13th fun, and more!

Map out a big weekend on the live circuit here: On FRIDAY (the 13th), buckle up for HANK SINATRA JR. , BRUNT OF IT , and GIRL HAGGARD at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801).
Get lucky
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 13, 2012

Allysen rocks the Block

Last call for the SWEET LITTLE VARIETY SHOW at Roots Café on THURSDAY (the 8th) featuring KRISTI MARTEL , RORY RAVEN , LEIGH HENDRIX , and more (all-ages, $6, 401.272.7422).
Plus, Kanerko does Kosovo!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 09, 2012

Boo City and She Rides get ready for SXSW

On FRIDAY (the 2nd), local booty-shaking crew BOO CITY will perform two full sets at their SXSW "Fun-raiser" at Fête; there will be plenty of raffles, prizes, guest appearances, and AfroSonic spinning between sets; $5 at the door, call 401.383.1112 for
Austin calling
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 02, 2012

Sound advice

Last call for a really good one featuring locals BROWN BIRD , TIG & BEAN , and CACTUS ATTAC k opening for Brooklyn's O'Death at the Met on THURSDAY (the 26th); call 401.729.1005 for details.
From Tig & Bean to Zumo Kollie
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 27, 2012


Variety packed

Are you ready for the really, really big rock show kicking off a kickass weekend around Provy?

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 06, 2012

From Joe to Jesse

Hip-hop heads should get over to the Sunset Bar & Grille in North Provy on FRIDAY (the 23rd), when DIRTYDURDIE (look up their latest mixtape, Rhymanese Diner ) host a 21+ party with DJs Kellan and D-Napp spinning all night, call 401.726.8889.
Plus, quality time with Hank Sinatra Jr.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 23, 2011

Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 16, 2011

Blowing off steam

You can come out now, it's okay. Put Irene in your rearview mirror and prepare for action all weekend and beyond.
Sasquatch, Sleep City, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 02, 2011

Lunar lunacy

It's time for eardrum-shredding under the stars on FRIDAY (the 29th) when OLNEYVILLE SOUND SYSTEM bring the ruckus free-of-charge to the Knight Street Library (275 Elmwood Ave, PVD) at 7 pm, part of their weekly outdoor summer concert series.
Wooly Fair goes galactic
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 29, 2011


July — already?!?

Last call for THE DOWN & OUTS , THIS IS A MOVEMENT , and the return of COMA COMA to the Met on THURSDAY (the 30th).
Catch these musical fireworks
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 01, 2011

Three-day weekend!!!

Last call for a good one at the wildly-popular Whiskey Republic on THURSDAY (the 26th) (401.588.5158) with SHARKS COME CRUISIN' and Irish folk rockers THE BIBLECODE SUNDAYS (singer/guitarist Ronan MacManus is the brother of Elvis Costello); call 40
No sleep 'til Monday
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 27, 2011

Get rhythm

Last call for the KIM LAMOTHE TREE-OH at Sidebar Bistro on THURSDAY (the 12th) — Lamothe's recent Mystery of Viburnum is a beauty, call 401.421.7200 for show details.
Books through bars, face melting, more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 13, 2011

NCL at the NBC

On FRIDAY (the 6th) gigs of choice include a midnight set from THE WANDAS at the Spot Underground (401.383.7133), while GIRL HAGGARD headline at AS220.
Plus, Madonnarama! at MWN
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 06, 2011

4.20 @ the Firehouse

Benefit gigs worth seeking include an early-bird THURSDAY (the 14th) at Firehouse 13 (doors at 5 pm, 401.270.1801) with (multiple) BMP nominees TOWER & THE FOOL (ex-members of Hot Rod CIrcuit and Therefore I Am).
Plus, plenty of BMP noms
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 15, 2011


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The best local discs of '10

'Twas an incredible (and incredibly diverse) year for Rhody-based musical acts, and formulating a Top 10 of 2010 was no easy task as we plunged into the archives and dug up some of our favorite LPs from the past 12 months.
Mix it up
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 03, 2010

Welcome home: Deer Tick Season is in full swing

Attleboro punk icons NEUTRAL NATION host another It's a Bash! DVD release party at the Met on FRIDAY (the 5th), wisely recruiting THE DIEPODS and FRENZY OF TONGS to open (401.729.1005).
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 05, 2010

High-quality: From Allysen Callery to Coma Coma

Ladies first for your FRIDAY (the 15th): ALLYSEN CALLERY headlines at the Speakeasy (below Local 121) with ANNA COOGAN and LELAND SUNDRIES ($6, 401.274.2121), JERI & THE JEEPSTERS play a freebie at Striker's (401.615.7708) deep in the Coven
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 15, 2010

Dropdead, The Body ready to slay AS220

Feel the pain
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 24, 2010


Downtown-bound: The capital city heats up

Sure, "Mrs. Robinson" was the "breakthrough hit" for Evan Dando and his LEMONHEADS back in the early '90s, but scour your local cutout bin and dig up the criminally-underrated Come On Feel the Lemonheads .

By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 09, 2010

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Storytellers of a different stripe will perform at SPACE Gallery this evening. Before taking off for points west (a two-week summer tour that'll take him...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

It's BiMPy time: Rhode Island Music Awards at Lupo's

Start the weekend off proper.
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  June 04, 2010